macbook with samsung syncmaster xl2270

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by porterdale, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. porterdale macrumors newbie

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    macbook 2.16GHz
    OS X 10.4.11

    I received a Samsung SyncMaster XL2270 as a gift. I would like to use it as a desktop monitor for my macbook when at home, but the driver included with the monitor is not mac compatible.

    Help?
     
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

    DewGuy1999

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    A driver isn't usually needed for a monitor. Have you tried to connect it to your MacBook?
     
  3. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    You shouldn't need a driver. I have used Samsung and now NEC monitors on my MBP. But you might need a mini-display to HDMI adaptor plug depending on the model macbook you have.

    Once you get it going you might have to calibrate for the monitor but that's another topic.
     
  4. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

    DewGuy1999

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    Since the OPs running Tiger (10.4.11) they probably need a mini-DVI to either VGA or DVI or HDMI adapter or cable.
     
  5. porterdale thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, folks. The dongle did the trick. No driver necessary. :)
     

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